June 27, 2012

From Stamp to Epoxy Embellishment

I love the look of epoxy and the high gloss finish it lends to projects.  While making this gift tag, I infused the layers with multiple coats of embossing powder to capture that lacquer effect.

This project went together fabulously quick since Penny Black’s Round and Round is a perfect match with Spellbinders Standard Circles!  A few added fussy cuts and paper piercings gave the pieces a laser cut design.

  • Stamp Round and Round on white cardstock with Opera Pink VersaColor.  Heat emboss with clear powder.  Trim the outside edge with scissors and fussy cut the diamonds with a craft knife.  Paper pierce the small dots. 
  • Pounce a Frost VersaMark ink pad directly onto the design to coat the image.   Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat set.  Repeat this step two more times or until the desired thickness of melted embossing powder has been reached
  • Die cut circles from white cardstock to match the center and middle layers.  Follow the same procedure above to create the next two layers.  The middle layer is stamped in Orchid VersaColor and the top layer in Opera Pink. 
  • Layer the pieces with dimensional foam and accent with a gem.  This crystal gem was colored with a Copic marker (RV 17) to coordinate with the project.
Tip/Hint:  This project can also be adapted to create holiday tree ornaments or jewelry.

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Penny Black Stamps: Round and Round 30-112
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001
Copic: RV17
Dimensional Foam Tape
Mark Richards: Crystal Sticker Element
Spellbinders: Standard Circles Small (S4-116)
Tsukineko: Opera Pink VersaColor, Orchid VersaColor, VersaMark Frost Dazzle Watermark, Clear Embossing Powder